(Toronto) Canada’s main stock index lost nearly 200 points on Tuesday, part of a broad-based decline led by financials, utilities and base metals, while U.S. stock markets traded mixed.

The composite index S

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 120.62 points to 38,747.42. The S index

The Canadian dollar traded at 72.64 US cents, compared to 72.65 US cents on Monday.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude oil was up 16 cents at US$77.90 per barrel and natural gas was up 22 cents at US$3.13 per million BTU.

Gold fell 40 US cents to US$2,326.60 an ounce and copper fell three cents to US$4.51 a pound.